Sunday Bandstand 30 April 2017

Sunday Bandstand 30 April 2017

Gordon Langford b:11.05.1930 – d:18.04. 2017, English composer, arranger and performer. Known for his brass band compositions and arrangements. He was also a composer of choral and orchestral music.

Born in Middlesex, as Gordon Maris Colman. He began piano lessons aged 5. At 9, one of his compositions received a public performance. From secondary school, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, studying piano & composition. He change his name to Gordon Colman Langford

During his army service he made his first BBC broadcast as a solo pianist. From the army, he worked with seaside orchestras, a touring opera company, a ship's musician, but it was during the 1960s he came to prominence as a pianist, arranger and composer on BBC programmes. He went to live in East Devon, composing but occasionally appearing in recordings, concerts and broadcasts.

To celebrate his musical life we feature two pieces of his work on this show.



Playlist 30 April 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Regeneration March - Bert  T. Langworthy International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2015
A Devon Fantasy - i. Moorland Song - ii. The Fair - iii. Quiet Village - iv. Seafarers - Eric Ball Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2013
Leaps and Bounds - Spencer and Brianne Munn and Felton's (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1956
White Knuckle Ride - Philip Wilby Trombone Soloist Nick Hudson with the Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1996
Sea Song Suite Arr: Gordon Jacob Massed bands Black Dyke Mills, Fairey's, GUS (Footwear), Yorkshire Imperial Metals with the York Celebration Choir MD: George Hurst -1972  
Blaze of Light - Albert Elms City of Coventry Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1980
Sinfonietta i) Allegro ii) Lento Moderato iii) Con Brio - Joseph Horovitz CWS Glasgow Band MD: Joseph Horovitz - 2005
Carnival of Venice Arr: Remington  Euphonium Soloist Trevor Groom with the GUS Band MD: Dr. Keith Wilkinson - 1984
Prelude for a Hero - Joop van Dijk Delta Brass Zeeland (The Netherlands) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2008
Faith Is The Victory - James Curnow Enfield Citadel Band BM Andrew Blyth - 2007
Princethorpe Variations - Kenneth Downie Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2001
Horns in Harmony  - H.A.Kenny Cory Band MD: Major H.A.Kenny - 1972
Victorious - Dean Goffin Cornet Soloist Richard Martin with the Portsmouth Citadel Band GBM: Major Leslie Condon - 1981
The Clock With The Dresden Figures - Albert Ketelby Arr: Howard Snell Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2016
Three Pieces from the Music Hall Suite: Soft-shoe Shuffle / Adagio-team / Les Girls -Joseph Horovitz Ever Ready Band MD:  Stuart Stirling - 1991
Euphony - Robert Redhead Euphonium Soloist Morgan Griffiths with the Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 1999
Dance from Valencian Widow - Khachaturian Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2010
Summer Scherzo - Gordon Langford  Besses O'Th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1983
La Danza - Tarantella Napoletana - Gioachino Rossini Arr: Gordon Langford  The Fairey Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1970 
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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